Your best course of action is to immediately seek higher ground. Thursday is largely the same with a chance of spotty showers followed by hotter and drier weather this coming weekend and early next week. You should never attempt to cross an area that is flooding. A 2 inch piece of hail from The Broadmoor Bluffs area. Runoff from the mountains can quickly cause the water levels of small creeks and dry streambeds to rise to unsafe levels. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette). Flash flooding is the most common natural hazard in Colorado Springs. Learn More (video). These walls of water are fast moving and can easily reach heights of 10-20 feet. For non-emergent needs requiring public safety response, call 444-7000 within City limits or 390-5555 in El Paso County. Email Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management - Colorado Springs, Phone: (719) 385-5957 jessica.snouwaert@gazette.com, 'Large' wildfire prompts I-70 closure in Colorado, Colorado Springs cleaning up after hail storm, © 2020 Produced by Colorado Springs Gazette.
Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Friday: Sunny with a high of 92 degrees with winds around 5 mph. Wednesday is likely to start off mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees and winds between 5 and 10 mph. Later in the day, storms are expected to set in particularly along spots of I-25 and the eastern plains with the potential of lighting, small hail, and high winds. Have a 72-hour kit ready to go in case you need to evacuate – Remember the 6 P’s in your planning – papers, pills (medicine), phone, pets, purse (money) and photos. More than an inch or rain fell throughout the region from Manitou Springs to the southern edge of the county, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Flooding and at least 1.5 inches of hail on the ground just in my parking lot. You have permission to edit this article. Near record low temperatures. Flash floods tend to occur from May through September, and are usually caused by thunderstorms that are out of sight and hearing range of people downstream. El Paso County Public Service Dept. Any property downstream of a burned area has risk . Heavy rain and hail was falling on the west side of Colorado Springs at 4 p.m. A flash flood warning was issued Wednesday afternoon for the Colorado Springs area. Over the last eight months crews worked to replace the outdated storm system by installing over 20 new storm inlets and more than 1,500 feet of new storm pipe. This product is intended for planning purposes only. Or, open the map in a new window. (719) 520-6891. Know which streams and waterways are nearby, and where you are in relation to them. Take photos of your belongings in case you need to file insurance claims after a flood event.

Flash floods tend to occur from May through September, and are usually caused by thunderstorms that are out of sight and hearing range of people downstream. Chance of showers are 40% after 4 p.m. and again before 11 p.m. and temperatures will drop to 57 degrees. Access all of our premium content, get unlimited digital access and more! If you see clogged inlets or other public drainage infrastructure problems, report it immediately to: The recent Waldo Canyon Fire has significantly changed the landscape, presenting risk of debris flow and flooding. The post-fire BAER team (citation) has indicated that potential water and sediment flow from the burn area may have increased by 350%. Saturday: Sunny with a high of 92 degrees and winds around 5 mph. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette), Parts of Colorado Springs were hit with hail and heavy rain Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2020. Residents and the fire department … Other low lying areas may be threatened. If you come in contact with floodwaters, wash your hands with soap and disinfected water. Take time to read the wealth of information on flooding on this page. Photo courtesy of Lauren Mill. They warn this can be a life-threatening situation and you should not attempt to travel unless fleeing an area subject to flooding or are ordered to evacuate. For information related questions, call Pikes Peak United Way Information & Referral at (719) 955-0742. I sacrificed a few fingers and toes for this one. It's only been two years, almost to the day that hundreds of cars were totaled at the the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Here's the rest of the this week's forecast from the National Weather Service: Thursday: Sunny with a chance of thunderstorms and a high of 90 degrees with winds between 5 and 10 mph.
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To see if your home or neighborhood is in a flood risk area, view the map below. Strong thunderstorm advisory until 7:30 p.m. over Pinon, or 10 miles north of Pueblo, moving east at 10 mph. Post-fire conditions have elevated the flood threat, including areas that are not yet mapped. Runoff from the mountains can quickly cause the water levels of small creeks and dry streambeds to rise to unsafe levels. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. The City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise is wrapping up a project near the Citadel Mall designed to alleviate long-standing flash flooding concerns at the intersection of North Chelton Road and Santa Rosa Street. Wednesday and Thursday are expected to bring scattered thunderstorms to the Colorado Springs area during the afternoon but skies will soon clear up along with hotter temperatures Friday and into the weekend. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo employee Veronica Toon came out to find her back widow busted as well as many other cars in the parking lot of the zoo on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This site will include additional information regarding post fire hazards as it becomes available. Residents, City Facilities Winter Weather Update Oct. 26, Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management - Colorado Springs, Email Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management - Colorado Springs, Register for Weather Alerts to be sent to your cell phone, Additional flooding information for El Paso County, areas outside of City limits), The Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, Flash Flood Preparedness Meeting Video - June 4, 2013, Within Colorado Springs city limits contact the Public Works Operations and Maintenance Division by calling 719-385-ROAD, Outside of city limits contact the El Paso County Public Service Department at 719-520-6890, Dry Creek through Peregrine and Rockrimmon, in a channel running through subdivisions, parallel and south of Woodmen Road, crossing under Rockrimmon Blvd, and discharging to Monument Creek, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information for. Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. Just 10 inches of moving water can move a car, and 18 inches can float your vehicle. Tips to jessica.snouwaert@gazette.com. Severe thunderstorms rolled through the El … Looks like a summer snow (but way more aggressive) #cowx @csgazette pic.twitter.com/bg2XVDQRhP, Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Colorado Springs CO, Broadmoor CO until 4:15 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/ihSgQB8iJP, Marble-size hail on the west side of Colorado Springs now. There is a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 9 p.m. for counties of El Paso, Teller, and Pueblo, according the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. What started as a City Stormwater project quickly evolved into a larger collaborative project with Colorado Springs Utilities and City Traffic Engineering to both reduce persistent flooding … The storms lasted for several hours before tapering off around 6 p.m. A flash flood warning was issued Wednesday for Colorado Springs, Fountain, Security and Widefield, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. (Lindsey Smith, The Gazette), Parts of Colorado Springs were hit with hail Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2020. Citizens must take personal responsibility for protecting their own safety during flash flood occurrences. (Lindsey Grewe, KKTV), Parts of Colorado Springs were hit with hail and heavy rain Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5, 2020. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Reserve the use of 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. Create a plan to move everyone in your family to higher ground during a flood event and make sure each member of your family understands the plan. If you see clogged inlets or other public drainage infrastructure problems, report it immediately. Contact Phone: (719) 385-5957 The latest breaking news, delivered straight to your email! A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4:45 p.m. Wednesday for parts of Colorado Spring, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. City Facilities Winter Weather Update Oct. 26, before_and_after_citadel_mall_chelton_and_santa_rosa.png, Stormwater project reduces flash flooding concerns near Citadel Mall. The City of Colorado Springs Stormwater Enterprise is wrapping up a project near the Citadel Mall designed to alleviate long-standing flash flooding concerns at the intersection of North Chelton Road and Santa Rosa Street. Email Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management - Colorado Springs. If water rises in your home before you can evacuate, move to the top floor, attic or roof. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette), Hail, some as large as golf balls, fell in the Broadmoor area during storms on Wednesday evening. “We just want to … Hail, heavy rain pummel the Colorado Springs area, Start your holiday travel at Colorado’s small airport, Silverado Ranch—Miles of beautiful trails and scenic lots. Please contact your insurance agent or visit www.floodSmart.gov to evaluate your insurance protection options. (Radar image, @NWSPueblo, at 4:40 p.m.), (Courtesy of Pikes Peak Cameras via City of Colorado Springs). On Wednesday, heavy rain in excess of 2-3 inches fell in Security, CO. At 2:13 pm, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area.